Evening Standard

Evening Standard

Bend me, shape me: why it's time to find your stretch buddy

   

"Fierce Grace North, the hot yoga studio in Chalk Farm, recently held its first-ever partner stretching class. Over 90 minutes, you work with a fellow yogi to get stretched. “It’s a combination of yoga poses in which someone else can safely stretch you,” explains instructor and Fierce Grace founder Michele Pernetta. “In some you both stretch each other in the same pose and in some one person is stretching the hips and the other the upper back, for example.”

The first session was such a success that Pernetta plans to roll out the workshops across all her West and City studios too. “People loved it,” she says. The next session in three weeks’ time is already oversubscribed."

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